Making Lemons Into Lemonade!

I’ve been a blond, brunette and redhead. Now I sport a skinhead. At the altar of DBS, the sacrificial lamb is my hair. So how to make the best of my untenable situation when there’s no use crying over spilled milk? My go-to guy is my “secret weapon:” the handy PhD Dystonia forced me to earn in “Making Lemons Into Lemonade!”

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade never disappoints. I laud the virtues to be found in identifying positive outcomes for our negative situations without unduly minimizing our struggles. My friends may reassure me that it’s ONLY my hair – which will certainly grow back – but my solace hardly lies in downplaying the significance of our locks. After all, I’m a female with a telling history of life-defining dos. Rather, I find my comfort recognizing the importance of our hair by making a donation. With a few trips to Google, I’d surveyed the landscape and located a nonprofit, Children With Hair Loss, more than happy to claim my mane, chemical highlights and all.

For those about to part with their hair or seeking to lighten their load, check out the following organizations spreading sunshine with their good works:

Children With Hair Loss
Locks of Love
Pantene Beautiful Lengths

10 responses to “Making Lemons Into Lemonade!

  1. Hope all goes well. It will grow back, which it what I tell myself when I run into an overly-enthusiastic barber. Bruce

  2. Good for you, Pamela! I will be thinking of you and sending best wishes on your new journey. Since Locks of Love started charging for their wigs, I’ve been donating to Pantene. I will have to see if Children with Hair Loss donates their wigs for free too.

    • Michelle, Lovely to hear from you. Children With Hair Loss is the only company I found that accepts highlighted hair so my decision was easy! There are so many wonderful organizations out there creating wigs for those who’ve lost their hair due to illness. It truly is a blessing. Sending you my best. -Pamela-

  3. Good luck, Pamela!

  4. We all know that life affords few guarantees but DBS (my son) comes as close as anything I’ve witnessed in my 60 years! This WILL WORK! – Robert Nathans

  5. May God be with you!!!! It’s fortunate that you are a good candidate for the DBS procedure !! Unfortunately I’m not !!! So I’m happy for you !!!

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